Definition and Meaning of Knowledge Management (KM)
There is no exhaustive definition for knowledge management, as there is no crystal clear definition for the concept of knowledge. The mere use of information from various sources does not form the knowledge
but the practical as well as the intellectual part of the information thus collected forms the knowledge. And when this knowledge is managed for the survival of a firm then it is called the knowledge management.
Knowledge management is not single discipline of study but is cross disciplinary in nature
and adopts various disciplines and technologies such as cognitive science, knowledge base management systems (kbms), artificial intelligence, groupware, library and information science, technical writing, document management, decision supporting system (dss), semantic networks, relational and object databases, simulation, organizational science…etc.